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Continuing professional development (CPD)

Our approach to CPD

CPD is an important part of our professional standards which aim to improve public safety and confidence in social work.

The CPD standard

Our professional standard relating to CPD (standard 4) sets out what you need to do to maintain your registration.

How to meet the CPD standard

What each part of the CPD standard means and how you could demonstrate that you meet the requirement.

How to record CPD

You must record CPD on your online account to meet our registration renewal requirements.

CPD validation

We will randomly select 2.5% of social workers for CPD validation at the end of the registration year.

Free online sessions

Each session includes a demonstration of the online account and how to prepare and record CPD. Book your place now.

CPD blogs

Latest CPD news, including guest blogs from social workers and a top tips guide for recording CPD.

CPD guidance (PDF)

Download our guidance on CPD.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) updates

Social workers protect millions of people every day and are more important than ever as society faces unprecedented upheaval. You will play a vital role in helping communities through the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. This is an extremely difficult and stressful time and we want to thank you for your continued work.

Latest information about COVID-19